Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Mary L. Ball resides in North Carolina. She is the author of fourteen novels When she isn't working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and ministering in song with her husband at various functions.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Luna Treasure, is the latest release. It's book 2 of Celestial Investigation series. I enjoy romantic suspense, and the idea to write a series based on three smart, and feisty sisters inspired me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I enjoy writing and listening to HGTV.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nicholas Sparks and Terri Reed are two of the authors who've influenced me on my path to writing.
What are you working on now?
I just submitted Rose Colored Christmas, for the holiday. I'm working on book 3 of Celestial Investigation, Starr's Promise. It will be released the end of the year.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I haven't found a "best." I use blogs and sites where readers frequent.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't give up! The writer's road is full of pitfalls, and can discourage an upcoming author. Never let one person's comment become a stumbling block.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't compare your writing to others. Every author has a unique voice that deserves to be heard.
What are you reading now?
I'm in between books, but plan on reading a new title from Forget-Me-Not Romance.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm toying with the idea of writing a story with a character who is being challenged by Dementia. A subject which has hit home for me with my mother.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Message in a Bottle